USA, cello, 3.7.-12.7.

Philippe Muller was born in 1946 in Alsace, and raised in both the French and German musical traditions that characterize that region. The unusual nature of this background has made him especially appreciative and open to different cultures, which is reflected in his multi-faceted career.

Well-known for his solo appearances, Philippe Muller is also a much sought-after performer of chamber music in a repertoire that ranges from baroque to contemporary. His career spans several continents, and he performs regularly in the major capitals of Europe, the Americas, and Asia.

The trio he formed in 1970 with Jean-Jacques Kantorow and Jacques Rouvier performed widely to enthusiastic public and critical acclaim.

In 1979, Philippe Muller was named Professor of Cello at the Conservatoire de Paris, succeeding his teacher, André Navarra. He now carries on with pedagogy at Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Many of the cellists he taught have embarked upon remarkable careers of their own. He is regularly invited to give master-classes in the most prestigious institutions around the world.

Philippe Muller has recorded extensively for some of the world's premiere labels with a variety of ensembles. His discography is a reflection of his personality, and he is equally at home in a variety of styles and repertoires, ranging from Vivaldi, Bach (6 suites recorded in 2007), and Beethoven, to Fauré, Ravel, Cras, Martinu, and Malec.


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